As long as the teacher is finished with the academics and pre-requisite requirements in teaching English as the Second Language or a graduate of a baccalaureate course having English as the major field of study in the academic years, then this non-native speaker of English has the capability on delivering English lessons to the students, especially the young learners to learn English as the Second Language.

Non-native English Teachers are equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills for these youngsters to learn English. During the time where these non-native teachers are still on the process of learning how to teach English, all the possible problems to arise were thoroughly discussed and evaluated. In fact, most of the resources and references used in learning the language and on how to impart it came and were written by prominent personalities like Avram Noah Chomsky, Zellig Harris and more are native English speakers and a language enthusiast themselves. Furthermore, other references, techniques and strategies on how to impart English as the Second Language which were then authored purely by English Speakers were adapted by these non-native English Teachers.

Today most non-native English speaking countries are hiring English Teachers for their young generation. This is an obvious phenomenon that English Language will be the international language to be used soon in transacting business or in a simple communication with another country.

But most of these non-native English speaking countries hire teachers from English speaking countries. Of course, it is logical that the best teacher will be the person who is very much inclined and a natural speaker of the language. Recently I have spoken to an Arabian National who, according to my understanding, he owns a school catering young Arab kids with ages ranging from 6 to 10 years old. He is hiring non-native English Teachers. That according to him, even though these teachers are non-native English, he is confident that they could handle and train these kids to learn English as their Second Language. And he told me that his teachers (non-native English Teachers) had proven a lot to him and to kids.

Teachers are trained to teach with their chosen field even if he/she is a non-native teacher of English. It true that a native English speaker will be a good teacher of the language, but this is through imitation purposes only. Unless of course it the teacher is a qualified teacher and graduated as an English teacher. The youngsters will surely imitate their teacher’s diction and articulation and so on, because these kids are in that stage of learning by imitation. Unless of course, if the teacher has the knowledge, techniques and strategies on how to impart the language is another thing. Whether it be a native English speaker or a non-native English speaker, as long as they both passed to a certain qualification and have the necessary requirement to teach English, both teachers knew how to make these kids learn English.

Though it is the prerogative of the non-native speaking countries School Administrators to hire teachers whom they see fit to teach English with their young generation, they should look beyond what a language teacher really is especially Language and English Teachers.

There are many different English as a Second Language jobs in the United States and abroad, which all have varying educational requirements and job specifications. English as a Second Language (ESL) is also known as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). All of the teaching English as a Second Language jobs are focused on teaching English to people who have a different native language that they currently speak in. Teaching English to people in the United States and in other countries can provide many benefits to the students, and in U.S. schools it is often necessary in areas with large immigrant populations.

If you are seeking English as a Second Language jobs, you will have many different opportunities and many different routes to choose from. Since there are so many different job environments and locations one can work in within this area of the educational world, many different types of people can get ESL jobs as a result. If you want to travel and see the world while earning a salary, for example, you could search for ESL jobs overseas. There are many opportunities to teach English to students in other countries through various employment agencies. There is an abundance of work in Asian countries such as South Korea, so if you have an itching to get immersed in Eastern culture this is a great way to do so.

More conventional options include domestic teaching English as a Second Language jobs, where the students live and learn in the United States. Most jobs are at public schools, but there are also ESL jobs at private schools. In areas such as the Southwest and Texas, many Spanish speakers from Mexico and South America need specialized instruction, but this career is not only a job for teaching English to Spanish speakers as some might imagine. Immigrants and refugees from all over the world might require special help adjusting to the English language upon moving to the United States.

There are also English as a Second Language jobs online, so whatever your career goals and preferences, there is an ESL job for you.

Teaching English as a second language is an increasingly popular option awaiting adults in the US and Canada. It allows the teachers an opportunity to get to know people from other cultures and also to learn their culture through immersion. Such programs are abundantly available in local communities to help natives who want to learn English. This article, however, will concentrate on teaching English abroad.

So why would someone want to teach English in another country? First, it is an opportunity to learn another language through immersion, and get paid for it! Unfortunately, the pay isn’t always that great so don’t plan to get rich. It is, however, an opportunity to use a learned language daily and this is the best way to make a language one’s own. Students who have learned a language in school often find it a giant step to use it in daily living. Teaching English abroad is a great chance to learn how the people use their own language.

Second, it is a great chance to get to see other cultures first hand. A culture is a combination of many factors, including language, that make a people group unique. Experiencing it in the country and with the people is the best way to learn it. That is exactly what ESL teaching positions offer. Third, think of the reward you will experience as you help others not only to learn English, but also to understand what Americans are really like!

Most Americans are already qualified; they know English! Of course, that doesn’t mean they know how to teach it. Therefore, most opportunities demand a minimum certification such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language, Canada), or TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). One example of ESL training is offered from ITTO (International Teacher Training Organization). In four weeks of intensive training in Mexico, they guarantee certification and a job in Mexico! Programs available in other countries are similar. A host of other certification programs are also available.

The first step to prepare for future employment as an ESL teacher is to learn English grammar well! Volunteer to work with local ESL children and adults. This will hone your skills in English. Read good English literature that uses grammar correctly. Tell friends to correct your grammar if they notice an error. In short, get to know your own language as well as possible. Then, take courses in community colleges or universities that prepare you for ESL certification. One school offers 12 additional hours of classes (beyond a B.A.) just dealing with ESL teaching. This seems to be typical. Online courses are also available.

Teachers of EFL, English as a Foreign Language, are almost constantly strapped for time and fresh materials to use in their English classes. If they teach in a non-English speaking country, the situation can reach critical proportions quickly and often. With the advent of the internet, however, authentic readings in English are now only a few mouse clicks away. But what to do with these snippets of information can be perplexing – even overwhelming, especially to fairly new, inexperienced EFL teachers. ESL, English as a Second Language teachers in an English-speaking country usually have a much easier time of getting materials. But, let’s look at a short historic passage of authentic English and explore some ways it could be used and re-used multiple times for a variety of didactic purposes. Here’s a 175 word complete article for starters:

A Day Well Spent

Business boomed in Cooperstown, NY. on the July day in 1805 when George Arnold, a local resident, was to be publicly hanged for murder. Merchants and street vendors did a capacity trade with the thousands of visitors from the countryside who came to witness the spectacle. At noon a brass band enlivened a procession of uniformed troops, noted citizens, and the condemned man, who was riding in a cart, to the newly erected gallows. There, a minister preached a sermon, dignitaries made speeches, and Arnold spoke his last words. The sheriff put the noose around the condemned man’s neck – and then announced regretfully that this was as far as the ceremony could go. A reprieve from the governor had come early that morning, the sheriff explained, but the town officials had let the preparations go on because they hadn’t wanted to disappoint anybody. While the crowd howled, Arnold collapsed and was carried back to jail – there to serve a life term – and Cooperstown counted the day (and the visitors’ money) well spent.

So, what could be done with this piece? Lots, that’s what. For example:

o Extract key vocabulary to make crossword or word find puzzles

o Take out the key vocabulary to create a fill-in-the-blanks exercise

o Create a cognitive pairs or matching exercise

o Work with a grammar point like reported speech based on the passage

o Use the passage for regular or irregular verb exercises

If you’d like to use the passage elements for further research you could easily:

o Create a web quest for students online

o Recommend additional related readings on history or topical information

o Have students write a different ending or plot twists for the passage

o Use the passage or its elements as a spring board for further discussion

o Investigate related themes such as methods of execution

o History and geography of the locale are other good possibilities

o Look for pictures and photos related to the passage and topic areas

But there’s more that might be done with even this short, basic piece. To generate speaking you might want to use activities

o to promote pronunciation practice

o to have students generate dialogues based on information in the reading

o have students enact scenes generated from elements in the reading

Then there’s always the possibility of making up some “standard” exercises based on the reading passage like:

o multiple choice questions

o true – false questions

o sentence or word unscrambles

o re-ordering of the sentences

o give sentences from the passage as “answers”, students write the questions

Additionally, you can always have students write a composition or opinion essay on the passage itself or some particular aspect of the passage. Had enough yet? Well you get the idea. Deepen and expand on one or any number of related topic areas to extract the maximum from any piece you come up with and you’ll be a lot less hard-pressed for ideas and materials. Don’t forget to have fun while you’re at it too.